- The Washington Times - Friday, May 21, 2004

May 24-28, June 28-31

Memories of World War II: Photographs From the Archives of the Associated Press

Union Station, West Hall, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. 100 of the most significant photographs of World War II. Free. 202/289-1908.

May 27



MAY 27-28


Charles Sumner School Museum, 1201 17th St. NW. Lecture and presentation by William H. Smith, producer of the award-winning documentary “The Invisible Soldiers: Unheard Voices.” Free. 877/622-8387.

May 27-29, 31

The World War II Memorial: A Testament to Freedom 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. A film documenting the creation of the National World War II Memorial. Free. 202/737-4215.

May 27-30

The Veterans History Project Honors the Greatest Generation by Collecting and Preserving Their Stories 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Mall, Third to Seventh streets NW. The American Folklife Center offers visitors the chance to learn all about veterans and their stories from World War II. Free. 202/707-4916.

May 27-30

Activities for children 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Family activities tent, Mall, Third to Seventh streets NW., Washington. As part of the Tribute to a Generation: National World War II Reunion event, the Smithsonian Institution has family activities planned. Children can assist the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project by collecting stories from World War II veterans. Free. 202/633-1000.

May 27-30

National World War II Reunion 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Mall, Third to Seventh streets NW. An open-air event featuring music and dance from the 1940s, along with other veterans events. Free. 202/357-4574.

May 27-Sept. 6

World War II Art Exhibit 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday

Old Town Theater, 8151/2 King St., Alexandria. Original artwork by Harold A. Laynor, a veteran of World War II. Free. 703/683-8888.

May 27-Sept. 6

The Building of the Pentagon and the War Department in Arlington 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Arlington Visitors Orientation Center, 1301 S. Joyce St., Arlington. Images from Paul Williams’ new book, “Washington in World War II.” Free. 703/416-0784.

May 27-Sept. 6

So Proudly We Hail 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily

National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. A display of four historic American flags of World War II. Free. 202/633-1000.

May 27-Sept. 6

Freemasons of the Greatest Generation 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Supreme Council, 1733 16th St. NW. Photos and memorabilia from Freemasons who served during World War II. Free. 202/232-3579.

May 27-Jan. 2

World War II Photographic Perspectives 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily

National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202/633-1000.

May 28

World War II Servicewomen’s Tribute Luncheon 11:30 a.m.

Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington Cemetery. A luncheon in tribute to the World War II servicewomen. 703/533-1155.

May 28

Battle of Midway Commemoration 11:30 a.m.

U.S. Navy Memorial, Pennsylvania Avenue at Eighth Street NW. The 62nd anniversary of the Battle of Midway. Free. 202/433-3863.

May 28-29

Memorial Day Weekend Family Festival noon-6:30 p.m.

National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Exhibits, music, films, other hands-on activities. Free. 202/633-1000.

May 28-29

‘Road to Victory’ 8 p.m.

George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, 21st and H streets NW. A musical that was first made as a 1940s radio program and is described as a “two-hour history lesson on World War II.” $20-$30. 202/432-SEAT.

May 28-Sept. 6

Alexandria at War, 1941-1945 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Lyceum, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. The contributions of Alexandria’s men, women and children during World War II. Free. 703/838-4994.

May 29

A Service of Celebration 10 a.m.

Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Marking the dedication of the memorial and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Free. 800-639-4992.

May 29-30

Musical Salute to World War II Veterans 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and C streets NW, May 29; George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 George Washington Memorial Parkway, May 30. College, high school, community and other groups commemorate World War II. $5-$11. 800/395-2036.

May 31

A Parade Salute to World War II Veterans 8-11 a.m.

Independence Avenue between Third and 12th streets NW. More than 40 veteran and military units and 40 marching bands. Free. 800/395-2036.

May 31

Memorial Day Ceremony and Wreath Laying 4 p.m.

Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. A tribute to the servicewomen of World War II. Free. 703/533-1155.

May 31

AWON Memorial Service 8-11 p.m.

National World War II Memorial, Freedom Wall NW. Members of the American World War II Orphans Network pay tribute to their fathers with a candlelight service. Free. 540/310-0750.

June 1-July 16

Belisario Contreras: The World War II Drawings 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

America University, Watkins Gallery, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Drawings by Belisario Contreras that were done in the field in 1944 and 1945. Free. 202/885-1670.

June 1-Aug. 31

Historical Naval flags at the U.S. Naval Academy 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday

U.S. Naval Academy, Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, 52 King George St., Annapolis. Collection of flags used by the U.S. Navy from the Revolutionary War to today. Free. 410/263-6933.

June 3

We Were There: African American Veterans of World War II 7 p.m. Monday-Friday

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jefferson Auditorium, Independence Avenue between 12th and 14th streets NW. Five black American veterans discuss their experiences during World War II. $20. 202/357-3030.

June 3-Aug. 1

World War II Films at the Avalon 1 p.m. Thursday-Sunday

Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. The oldest operating movie house in Washington presents films about World War II. $5. 202/966-6000.

June 8

War Stories: Paul Duke Interviews Members of the Greatest Generation 6:30 p.m.

City Museum, 801 K St. NW. Newsman Paul Duke will moderate a panel of World War II veterans from the Washington area. $5-$8. 301/891-1129.

June 9

The Forgotten People: Deaf Americans’ Contributions During World War II 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE. How deaf people and their communities played a role on the war’s home front. $10. 202/651-5000.

June 11-13

Flag Day Family Festival noon-6 p.m.

National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Exhibits and music focusing on World War II, along with the chance to see the original star-spangled banner. Free. 202/633-1000.

June 15

Government Girls of World War II 7 p.m.

City Museum, 801 K St. NW. Premiere screening of the new documentary that tells the story of the young women who came to Washington to help with the war effort. $5-$10. 202/383-1809.

June 16

G.I. Jive: A Tribute to America’s Greatest Generation 6:30 p.m.

Rock Creek Church, St. Paul’s Center, Rock Creek Church Road and Weber Street NW. A 12-piece orchestra and singers perform music and dance from the ‘40s. $20. 202/726-2080.

June 18

Who Slept Where and for How Much: Housing Washington During World War II 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.

Pier 7 Restaurant, 650 Water St. SW. How the thousands who came to Washington during the ‘40s lived. $20. 202/383-1813.

June 26-30

Visit of the World War II-era USS LST 325 6:30 p.m.

Robinson Terminal, near the corner of Oronoco and North Union streets, Alexandria. Tour a true LST (landing ship tank) that was used in the D-Day invasion on Omaha Beach. $5-$10. 888/738-2764.

July 1

Strathmore Presents a World War II USO Review 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Strathmore Music Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra plays music of World War II. Outdoors. Free. 301/530-0540.

July 3

Music to Celebrate July Fourth 10:30 a.m.

St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square, 16th and H streets NW. A worship service featuring patriotic hymns. Free. 202/347-8766.

July 4

A Parade Salute to America’s Greatest Generation 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.

Constitution Avenue between Seventh and 17th streets NW. Free. 800/215-6405.

July 4

A Capitol Fourth 2004 8-9:30 p.m.

U.S. Capitol, West Lawn. An evening of musical entertainment and fireworks. Free.

July 7

A Night at the Newsreels: World War II on Film 7-9 p.m.

National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Watch clips from the World War II era and meet newsreel experts, journalists and historians. $25-$30. 202/357-3030.

July 8

‘They Drew Fire’ 7 p.m.

Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. The PBS documentary shows the more than 100 servicemen who served as combat artists during World War II. Free. 703/838-4565.

July 9

An Evening With a Flying Tiger 7 p.m.

College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park. Maj. Gen. John Alison shares his adventures as a World War II Flying Tiger. $2-$4. 301/864-6029.

July 10

‘Ken Peplowski’s Of Thee I Swing’ (A musical tribute to Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and the Sounds of World War II) 7:30 p.m.

Mall. Ken Peplowski brings the music of these two legends and the swing era together for a night of dancing and fun. $23. 202/357-3030.

July 11

Women Pilots of World War II 2 p.m.

National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $6-$8. 202/783-5000.

July 12-16

World War II Hollywood Style 2 p.m.

College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park. A World War II aviation film festival. $2-$4. 301/864-6029.

July 14

Baseball as America: World War II 7 p.m.

National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Event sponsored by the Smithsonian Associates. $45. 202/357-3030.

July 16-18

Letters From the Front: World War II 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

George Washington Masonic National Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria. A play that contains actual war correspondence between two characters on the World War II home front. $22.50-$30. 800/955-5566.

July 17

World War II: Frame by Frame 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mall (location on the Mall not determined). Historian Lawrence Suid examines the portrayals of World War II on film. $35. 202/357-3030.

July 17-Aug. 8

‘The Glass Menagerie’ times vary.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW. First performed during World War II, this Tennessee Williams play is the story of a St. Louis family learning to cope with the harsh realities of the Great Depression. $25-$75. 202/467-4600.

July 18

World War II Remembrance Memorial Service 10:30 a.m.

Market Square, 300 King St., Alexandria. World War II military organizations, along with active and reserve military, pay tribute to World War II military veterans. Free. 888/738-2764.

July 18

Speaking of Flight: Tuskegee Airmen 2 p.m.

College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park. The first black American military pilots speak about their days in World War II. $2-$4. 301/864-6029.

July 24-Aug. 14

‘Cabaret’ 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St. Alexandria. The award-winning musical is set in Berlin on the eve of World War II. $15-$18. 703/683-0496.

July 25

Speaking of Flight: Women’s Air Service Pilots 2 p.m.

College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park. Meet the female pilots who tested aircraft, ferried targets and flew transport, all without fanfare. $2-$4. 301/864-6029.

July 29

Children’s World War II Craft Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Washington Navy Yard, 11th and O streets SE. Celebrate the founding of the WAVES, Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service, while honoring those who served. Craft activities. Free. 202/433-6897.

Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25

The Capitol and Congress in Depression and War, 1929-1945 noon -1 p.m.

U.S. Capitol Historical Society, 200 Maryland Ave. NE. Eighth annual brown-bag lecture series on the Capitol and Congress. Free. 202/543-8919, Ext. 31.

Aug. 6-7

Thanks for the Memories: A Tribute to the Soldiers in Greasepaint 8 p.m.

Round House Theatre, East-West Highway at Waverly Street, Bethesda. The musical “Cabaret” honors the entertainers who performed for the troops during World War II. $25. 240/644-1100.

Sept. 5

National Symphony Orchestra Labor Day Concert 8 p.m.

U.S. Capitol, West Lawn. Music created during and in commemoration of World War II. Free. 202/416-8100.

Compiled by Thomas Walter. Information from the National World War II Memorial Web site (www.wwiimemorial.com) and the Washington, D.C., Convention and Tourism Corp.’s Web site (www.washington.org).

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